Shannon Archer

A Gift of Speech

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP, Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: During the school year: Monday-Thrusday 3-7, Sundays 12-5 Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 9-6, Sundays 12-5
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
Address:

San Diego, California 92118
Phone: (972) 977-5835
Email: agiftofspeech@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I use the principles of motor learning. I recommend frequent shorter sessions when possible. I use a variety of multi-sensory tools. During therapy I use tactile cuing, visual cues, and auditory cues. This varies on the needs of the child. I also alter cueing depending on the child's mastery level for their targets. I use a combination of random and blocked practice in therapy sessions.

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   For my private clients, I have a rule that parents have to attend therapy. Parents are asked to get a notebook to take notes during the session. I set aside time after therapy has been completed to discuss therapy and home "practice".

Community Involvement:
   I have been a part of Apraxia walks in Frisco, Dallas, and San Diego. I have also attended Apraxia Kids conferences and CAS trainings.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 3

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes